​​​Henry Rome

International relations analyst


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Work Experience
Eurasia Group, Washington, DC


Analyst, Global Macro/Iran/Israel

  • Assess political risk in Iran, Israel, and Syria by conducting forecasts of economic and political stability

  • Write both quick turnaround and longer assessments regarding issues including Iran nuclear agreement, oil market impact of US sanctions, Iranian banking and financial reforms, and Israeli elections

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients through regular calls and in-person briefings regarding analysis of political and economic forecasts

  • Conduct Farsi-language primary research on Iranian political and economic developments

  • Frequently quoted as Iran expert in major news organizations, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal

Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA



Iran Researcher, Executive Secretary/Iran Working Group, Editor/Iran Matters

  • Analyzed Iranian nuclear program, economy, and domestic politics, and Israeli counter-terrorism strategy for Director Dr. Graham Allison

  • Researched and wrote policy memoranda, booklets, articles, book chapters, op-eds, and speeches, including supervising three reports on the Iran nuclear deal and the translation of Israel’s national defense strategy

  • Wrote Center’s published assessment of international economic sanctions against Iran

The Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel




  • Wrote more than 80 articles for country’s main English-language paper, including seven front-page stories.

  • Broke news on international issues: Nazi-looted artwork in Germany, anti-Semitism in Great Britain, Israel-Palestinian negotiations, academic controversies in West Bank, and terrorist attacks in Israel.

  • Introduced web-based presentation tools, such as map tracking Israeli election returns and interactive package detailing unintended consequences of international sanctions against Iran.

The Daily Princetonian, Princeton, NJ


Editor in Chief

Director of Investigations

Senior Writer and Senior Photographer

  • Spearheaded the newspaper’s strategic shift from print publication to 24/7 news organization, including transformation of internal policies, development of new website, and drafting of Code of Ethics.

  • Led staff of 200 students and 30 editors in production of daily newspaper and website.

Language Skills
  • Persian (Farsi)(intermediate/advanced)

  • Hebrew (beginner/intermediate)

Computer Skills
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (including Acrobat Pro, Animate/Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro)

  • Aperture

  • Cool Edit Pro

  • Final Cut Pro

  • HTML

  • LaTeX

  • Mendeley

  • Microsoft Office suite

  • R programming language

  • Sharepoint

  • Wordpress

Multimedia Skills

​Professional experience shooting and editing photos and video.

Professional experience in website design.

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


  • MPhil in International Relations and Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies.

  • Graduate Tutors' Prize for Distinction in MPhil, Fitzwilliam College.

Princeton University, Class of 2013, Princeton, NJ


  • A.B., Political Science, summa cum laude; Certificate in Near Eastern Studies.

  • Senior Thesis: “The Power of Martyrdom: An Experimental Analysis of Suicide Terrorism.”

University of St. Andrews


  • Certificate in Terrorism Studies; Centre for Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (online).

Institute for Science and International Security


  • Graduate, “Technical Underpinnings of Nuclear Nonproliferation” (online).

  • University of Cambridge, “Technical Aspects of Iran’s Nuclear Program,” Invited Speaker to Iran Reading Group (May 2018)

  • Belfer Center/Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), “U.S.-Israel Track-II Dialogue,” Rapporteur (May 2015 and Feb. 2016)

  • Washington Institute, “U.S.-Israel Strategic Dialogue on Iran,” Rapporteur (Sept. 2015)

  • Belfer Center/Carnegie, “Workshop on JCPOA Implementation Challenges,” Rapporteur (Oct. 2015)

  • Georges Award for Excellence in Student Journalism, Harvard Nieman Foundation (2012)
    • Runner up, Georges Award, Harvard Nieman Foundation (2013)
  • R.W. Apple, Class of 1957, Award for dedication and collegiality, Princeton University (2013)
  • Edwin F. Ferris, Class of 1899, Prize for Investigative Journalism, Princeton University (2011)
  • Donald Clive Stuart, Jr. Award for sensitivity in reporting, Princeton University (2010)

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